(Last Updated on December 7, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
MASVINGO – Police have confirmed the arrest of twenty – two – year old Clever Chitiga of Matova village in Masvingo who is suspected to have killed a nine-year old boy for ritual purposes.
The statement from the police say the minor was beheaded using a kitchen knife before the head was shaved in hot water and pounded in a motar using a pestle.
It further says the body was dumped at a nearby dam while it was wrapped in a mosquito net.
Speaking on the incident, ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said: “The ZRP confirms the gruesome murder of a 9 year old boy at Matova Village Chief Zimuto, Masvingo on 4/12/20 by suspect Clever Chitiga (22) for assumed ritual purposes. The minor was beheaded using a kitchen knife before the head was shaved in hot water and pounded in a mortar using a pestle.
“The head was boiled in a pot in preparation for feasting and the body of the victim was wrapped in a mosquito net before it was submerged in a nearby dam. Meanwhile Police have arrested the suspect and recovered several exhibits.”
He further warned the public against such superstitious activities, adding that perpetrators will be arrested.